Healthy Chocolate Coconut Granola Clusters
Granola is awesome and everything but whenever I eat it, those darned oats seem to find their way to my chair, my floor, my clothes, my purse… it just crumbles all over the place and I hate it. So I made granola clusters — bite-sized treats that stay together rather then fall through your fingers.
Oh, and I also hate baking oatmeal in the oven… the first batch I made burned and I gave up right there. It’s July, it’s warm. The oven should not be on right now. So I made no-bake granola clusters — super easy finger food that you don’t need an oven for at all.
No-Bake Healthy Chocolate Coconut Granola Clusters! It’s a long name, but it gets the point across. Wait, I forgot to say that this recipe is sugar free, high protein, gluten free and vegan!
I thought I would do a little nutrition label comparison between the granola they sell on my campus (Bear Naked brand) to my homemade granola clusters. The Bear Naked nutrition label is on the left, the DWB nutrition label is on the right:
For the same weight of granola, my recipe has:
- 70 less calories
- 23g less carbs
- more fiber
- more protein
- NO added sugar
The nutrition label on the right is nutritionally balanced, with healthy fats, complex carbs, fiber and complete protein… basically the epitome of a perfect breakfast
Hmmm don’t mind if I do!
Jealous? You should be 😉